The Board of Trustees
It takes a village
The Co-op is governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT), a dedicated, passionate group of volunteers. All trustees are democratically elected to act on behalf of the ownership, to set strategic plans for the Co-op’s future and to ensure that the Co-op remains fiscally sound and operating within the cooperative principles.
Co-op Principle #3:
Democratic Member Control
Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and cooperatives at other levels are organized in a democratic manner.
Nominating Committee is elected by the member-ownership to recruit new candidates for the Board and runs the election process for Board of Trustees.
Community Engagement Committee: Plans and organizes events, store promotions and takes part in community events. This committee is open to all co-op member-owners.
Finance Committee: Ensures the fiscal integrity of the co-op and makes decisions concerning certain capital expenditures.
Policy Governance Committee: Reviews the policies governing the operations of the store and the board processes. The Board works with the Management Team to monitor compliance with policies.
Executive Committee: Made of the BOT officers and sets the agenda for Board meetings.
The Board meets the first Monday of every month in the Co-op classroom from 6-8pm. All co-op owners are welcome to attend. By appointment, representatives from various organizations are welcome to present information about their organization and the nature of a potential relationship. To schedule, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the board
Email the board directly at email@example.com. To run for Board election, fill out the application!